Monday, May 24, 2010

Spoiler Free Lost Review

It was a moment 6 years in the making.  Bittersweet, in that answers to long ago asked questions would be given, but that it would mean the end.  For many of us the characters had entered our living rooms once a week for about 20 weeks a year.  The writers were able to create characters that the viewer cared about.  I didn't really know how much I cared until each character had their revelation.

Fans were scared that the ending would be a let down.  We were worried about questions and answers.  We were worried about how it was going to end.  In the end the questions and answers took back seat to the characters.  Not because the answer's were not there, but because the characters were so much more important.  We all had our own questions we wanted answered, and I am sure that some will be let down by the ending a little, but I thought it was perfect.

How many shows have had this kind of following.  This was the Superbowl of Geekdom.  There might be future Superbowls, but this was definitely an event.  Geeks will remember where they were on 5/23/10 9pm/8pm central.


SteveB said...

I couldn't agree more -- and I'm so glad they didn't take a ton of time with wordy exposition. It wasn't necessary. The story and characters carried it through.

What a great job. I know there will be detractors but a story so well-told over so long getting to end on its own terms?

Casual Brewery said...

The finale was exactly what it needed to be. Liked how some answers were given, and others left in ambiguity.